Bloomsday 2018 was a hit!

Thanks to everyone who made this year’s festival a Joy(ce)ful week!

2019 Festival Bloomsday Montréal set for June 12-16

“Pain, that was not yet the pain of love, fretted his heart.”

Ulysses – Telemachus

“Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother’s love is not.”

Ulysses – Nestor

“I fear those big words, Stephen said, which make us so unhappy.”

Ulysses – Nestor

“Pineapple rock, lemon platt, butter scotch. A sugarsticky girl shovelling scoopfuls of creams for a christian brother.”

Ulysses- Lestrygonians

“Coffined thoughts around me, in mummycases, embalmed in spice of words.”

Ulysses – Scylla and Charybdis

“History, Stephen said, is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.”

Ulysses – Scylla and Charybdis

“The heaventree of stars hung with humid nightblue fruit.”

Ulysses (Ithaca)

“Lord, heap miseries upon us yet entwine our arts with laughters low.”

Finnegans Wake

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2018 Performers, Storytellers, Authors and Scholars

Reading and storytelling performances, panel discussions, walking tours, live music,  food, theatre and much more.

Take a look at the 2018 program. Registration opens May 1.

Festival Bloomsday Montréal Newsletter

The Parthenon of (Forbidden) Books

As part of the art fair Documenta 14 held in Kassel, Germany the Argentinian artist Marta Minujín had made to be built in Kassel’s Friedrichsplatz a 1:1 scale version of the Athenian Parthenon. The books chosen were titles which at some time or place had been suppressed or censored. It was the Parthenon of (Forbidden) Books.

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Samuel Beckett’s Wartime Years: A Review of Jo Baker’s A Country Road, A Tree

Jo Baker’s A Country Road, A Tree (2016) is an exciting and moving novel detailing Samuel Beckett’s experiences in occupied France during World War Two. Though it is a fictionalized account, Baker did extensive research before writing the book, and the final product is a strange and beautiful mixture of historical events and imagined or inferred encounters.

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Festival Bloomsday Montréal in Photos

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Festival Bloomsday Montréal 2018

2017 Festival Bloomsday Montreal Opening Event

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With Love From Dublin: Bloomsday Montréal Greeting

In 2016 Montreal’s Mayor Coderre declared Montreal and Ireland as ‘twin cities’. In this spirit of fellowship the Lord Mayor of Dublin and Dublin City Council, have gifted us at Festival Bloomsday Montréal 2017 with this lovely video greeting.

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